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Academic Responses to the TRIPS/WTO Situation, 37 Va. J. Int’l L. 499 (1997)


What follows is largely a combination of mixed personal and professional reactions to the views of Professor Pamela Samuelson and of certain other legal scholars who have written about some of the problems she raises. A collateral source will be some of the papers from a recent symposium at Vanderbilt University, which was organized, introduced, and headed by Professor Jerome Reichman. Professor Reichman has no peer in the study of international aspects of intellectual property and is a welcome contributor to the University of Virginia Symposium on Intellectual Property Law in the International Marketplace.

I shall also draw on a searching article by David Nimmer, the current editor of Nimmer on Copyright, which is surely the most influential treatise in the field (meaning no disrespect to Professors Goldstein, Abrams, and others).

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